Garden City: Doubleday & Co. 1950. First edition of Bradbury’s magnum opus. The Martian Chronicles consists of a string of episodes originally published separately. All of them relate to the colonization and exploration of Mars and result in a compelling narrative. Bradbury’s mixture of science fiction and fantasy is first shown in book form in The Martian Chronicles. A fine copy with the inevitable sunning to the spine and edges of the boards, and slight bowing to lower board. In a near fine dust wrapper that shows hints of wear at the extremities. A cornerstone in any serious collection of science fiction. Item #18457
(Barron 3-32; Pringle 3).